News tagged ‘iPhone’
Jim Dalrymple at Macworld notes that the iPhone software update from Monday was mostly to handle issues with dropped calls on new iPhone 3G handsets. According to an Associated Press article, the update "improved communication with 3G networks," said Apple spokesperson Jennifer Bowcock.
However, some Macworld commenters are saying the update hasn't helped with dropped calls, even in areas with a strong signal.
What's more, according to an AppleInsider rumor, another update is scheduled for September that addresses an issue where non-default applications will repeatedly crash. A tipster claims to have received a Steveogram saying the issue "is a known iPhone bug that is being fixed in the next software update in September."
There are many mobile-specific magazines. I haven't seen any that write only about iPhones. However in Japan many iPhone-specific magazines have been available for over a year. Taking into consideration that iPhone 3G is avaliable in Japan for a bit more than a month.. Very nice.
WinPwn 2.5 is on it's way. The developer says, that the release will be later this week.
- QuickPwn support (2.0/2.0.1/2.0.2)
- DFU helper
- Automatic updater (yay no more downloading new installers)
- Plus much more....
QuickPwn for Windows is updated. Support for all 2.x firmwares is added. So now you can QuickPwn and jailbreak the device if it is running 2.0, 2.0.1 or 2.0.2.
DevTeam reminds that it is still beta software, so usual rules apply, no complaints if anything goes wrong and use the tool at at your own risk!
Using QuickPwn does not update the firmware itself, this tool is designed to ‘Pwn’ (the ability to install future custom non-Apple firmwares) , ‘Jailbreak’ and install Installer and/or Cydia on a given device. If your device is running 2.0.1 and you QuickPwn it, it’ll still be running 2.0.1, although it will now be Pwned and Jailbroken. It will also activate (not unlock) devices that are being used outside of their intended territories and cannot be activated using iTunes.
If you want to update to 2.0.2 then use the normal iTunes update to get to 2.0.2 and then use QuickPwn to Pwn, Jailbreak and Activate, remember that the 2.0.2 update includes a baseband update for the 3G iPhone, so depending what your long term intentions are for the phone, update wisely, of course in the upcoming PwnageTool application you’ll be able to create a custom ipsw without the baseband update enabled.
PS: Mac OS version is on it's way.
Some people are complaining about the iPhone 2.0.2 update killing their ability to actually make calls over 3G. Among the people who suffer from no-calling-itis is one guy who took his phone to AT&T and had them swap out the SIM, which somehow fixed the problem. If you're getting "call failed" on 3G, try switching back to 2G in Settings -> General -> Network and making the call again.
Do you still want to update to 2.0.2?
Exit Games has a multiplayer gaming platform, called Neutron, on PCs, mobile devices, game consoles, and BREW phones. It works across devices and hardware, so you can play someone on their PC via your handset. And now it's ready for the iPhone. Today it was announced that the Neutron system of social network-like gaming now has iPhone support, or will as soon as developers code for it.
These photos were found in a brand new iPhone in UK. Nice!
One of the common complaints about Apple’s iPhone–and one that did not get solved with the launch of the iPhone 3G–is the lack of a copy-paste function. An independent developer Zac White has taken matters in his own hands and founded a non-profit, open source, community project called
Developers from Firemint published a video about thier new project GCDC 2008 - 3D racing game for iPhone. Game will support multiplayer mode via Wi-Fi and 3G. The release is scheduled for the end of this year.
Couple weeks ago I bought a brand new metronome for $30. I wish I knew about this application for my iPhone:
Fully functional metronome. Include tap tempo feature, ranges from 30 to 250 BPM, 0 to 19 beats per bar, and has 9 selectable rhythms.
Avaliable for free via Cydia Installer. For 2.0 firmware and above.
LockDown v3.0 is out with a lot of improvements. If you need to be able to lock certain apps with a password so you can hand your phone off to someone else for a bit, this is the app for you. There is also a lost password protection.
Avaliable in Cydia installer for iPhone with firmware 2.0 and above.
AppBackup is a program for the iPhone/iPod touch that lets you back up and restore the saved data and settings for your App Store apps.
To back up one app, open AppBackup, select the app, and then select Backup. To restore an app, select it and then select Restore. (If there is no restore option, then it hasn't been backed up yet.) To back up all apps at once, tap All at the top-left of the screen, and select Backup. To restore all apps that have been backed up at once, tap All and select Restore. (You must have at least one app backed up in order to see this option).
Avaliable for free via Cydia Istaller.
A jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch running iPhoneOS 2.0 or later, with Cydia and at least one App Store app.
This is a GUI version of
It is available for download
Apple just released new firmware for iPhone - version 2.0.2. As usual, all the company mentioned was that the update includes "Bug fixes."
Notes on the release follow:
- No new settings appear to have been included.
- Some users report faster browsing, though this may be due to cleared cache.
- Typing lag may be reduced.
- No consensus on improved 3G connectivity.
- iPod Touch firmware 2.0.2 also released.
But as always, do not update until we get word on a jailbreak.